back to school information for parents/ Guardians and children from the DES/ creagh parents association/ covid response team.
The following documents contain important advice for parents on Covid-19 and the return to school. There is also a specific set of tips designed by our Parents Association (C.P.A.) to assist you in your child's return to school. Click on the images to download the documents.
All videos and other materials/ resources from the D.E.S. supporting the return of children to school are available on https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/a128d-back-to-school/
It has come to our attention that there is some misinformation with regard to the staggered start for infant classes and the length of time that this arrangement will last for.
It is intended that the later start for infant classes, that has been carefully considered as a necessary arrangement until children get used to new routines, is a temporary measure. It is hoped that the school will revert to a common entry time for all classes as soon as infant children are comfortable enough to move quickly into classrooms with little need for parental assistance or company. The speed at which this occurs will depend largely on the co-operation of our parents in putting these routines and practices in place. This will also depend on H.S.E. and D.E.S. advice with regard to Covid-19.
Please refer to the website for all accurate information regarding re-opening arrangements.
Please click on the Image below to read a letter from the principal of Creagh N.S. (Mr Noel Lohan, Chairman of the Board of Management (Mr Frank Gallagher) and Covid Response co-ordinator (Mrs Áine Bleahene) updating you about our on-going preparations for re-opening Creagh National School. There are details of our physical distancing, separation and safe school attendance strategies. There are also procedural details concerning the Induction Day on Monday 31st of August.
We have been made aware of supply difficulties that the vendor is having currently with some sizes of the Creagh School Jumper. Some sizes will not be available until the middle of September. These difficulties are unavoidable.
If you are unable to source a school jumper for your child, you may of course use a substitute jumper of your own until the stocks are replenished. Or you may prefer to omit a jumper altogether.... weather permitting. There should be no difficulties with accessing other items of the school uniform.
Please click on the image to read our Covid-19 Response Plan. This plan has been drawn up collaboratively by a team consisting of senior and middle management, the chairperson of the board, the chairperson of the Parent's association and the school caretaker. Please forward any contributions and suggestions to this plan by Friday the 14th so that they can be considered before the plan is ratified by the board. This is a 'live' document and as such may be amended/ changed / updated as needs arise or guidance/ advice changes. Updates will be published on the school website.
Please note that it has been considered necessary to stagger opening times initially in order to cater for establishing routines given our large numbers and limited gates. (400 + pupils/ 4 gates)
Guidance published by D.E.S. of the wearing of face masks and other PPE in Primary schools. 7/8/2020
The D.E.S. have today published advice to primary schools on the wearing of face coverings in a primary school setting. Click on the image to read the document. The key points are as follows:
Please click on the Image below to read a letter from the principal of Creagh N.S. (Mr Noel Lohan) and Chairman of the Board of Management (Mr Frank Gallagher) updating you about our on-going preparations for re-opening Creagh National School. We will be keeping you informed as arrangements, protocols and procedures are decided. Further Information for parents can be accessed on our Re-opening Creagh N.S. page.